"Euthanasia is mercy killing, or intentionally ending the life of someone who is hopelessly sick or injured in order to save them from suffering. Euthanasia meant an easy death without severe suffering in ancient times. Sometimes decisions to stop a treatment like dialysis or breathing machine are also called euthanasia, but they really are not. There is a real difference between a patient refusing a treatment and a patient requesting to be killed. "
As a single channel video installation, this piece examines the pain of aging, the increasing reliance on pharmaceuticals, and the debate over euthanasia. The wall is constructed from lumber and drywall and set in the center of the gallery, allowing viewers to see both the finished front and exposed framing. The medicine cabinet backing is replaced with white acrylic with a video loop projected from the rear and displayed on the inside of the cabinet.